This week, artist Kathrin Böhm presents her practice in the context of myvillages.org to address questions of usefulness and purpose, in the context of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 designed by Sou Fujimoto.
Kathrin Böhm is an artist and founding member of the London-based art and architecture collective public works, and the pan-European artist initiative myvillages.org. Projects are produced collaboratively and within the public realm. Current and recent work includes Trade Show together with Gavin Wade, monthly Haystacks, the Eco Nomadic School, continuous work on the International Village Shop, a new collective product for Chartreuse Ittingen (CH) and Vorrastkammer(Pantry) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
myvillages.org was founded by the artists Kathrin Böhm (UK), Wapke Feenstra (NL) and Antje Schiffers (D) in 2003. Activities range from small-scale informal presentations to long-term collaborative research projects, from work in private spaces to public conferences, from exhibitions to publications and from personal questions to public debate. 'Our interest is the rural as a space for and of cultural production. The collective aims of myvillages.org are informed by the participatory nature of our individual practices and the autobiographical fact that we all come from small villages.'